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How to clear your Facebook search history

How to clear your Facebook search history | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

How to clear your Facebook search history

 

Can you lose your Facebook Page because you didn't follow the rules? Facebook would never shut down a Page because they ran a contest and did something like... oh, I don't know, maybe offer to donate a dollar to charity for every Like their Page gets... right?

I'm constantly seeing people saying they've never heard of a Page being shut down for violating a rule and that Facebook doesn't enforce most of them anyway. Well, here are two examples of some popular Pages that were shut down by Facebook for some seemingly innocent contest rule violations. Think it's okay to do it just because you see the big dogs doing it? Think again.

Martin Gysler's insight:

Yes, maybe that's a good idea for you too, who know ;-)

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Martin Gysler's comment, February 4, 2013 7:22 AM
Indeed Edna :-)
Dawn Jensen's curator insight, February 5, 2013 9:07 PM

It's always great practice to also  to go back and review what you've posted and commented on just in case. This is a must-do.

Martin Gysler's comment, February 6, 2013 11:27 AM
Yes Dawn, and I think it's not only a must-do but also an educational matter.
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6 Social Media Pain Points (and What to Do About Them)

6 Social Media Pain Points (and What to Do About Them) | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Yes, this article goes to the points that can be painful for anyone who is active on social media. I read this post with interest and I could see that the solutions proposed are logical but very useful. [note mg]


You may love social media, but even the biggest fans of the social web will find some sources of frustration. What is your social media pain point? I thought I'd explore some of the main ones I've identified and offer up some potential solutions.


1. Managing Your Profile and Reputation

So many networks, so many different audiences and connections. Maybe you’re feeling like you have split personalities: being professional on LinkedIn, running at the mouth on Twitter, then letting your hair down on Facebook. But wait! You forgot that you’re connected with your boss or your client on Facebook. Panic ensues. Or what if someone is Googling your name before interviewing you for a job. What will they find? Over the last 10 years, we’ve all learned some tough lessons about what it means to be digital.


Read more: http://gigaom.com/collaboration/6-social-media-pain-points-and-what-to-do-about-them/

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Stealth Mode: Making Yourself Nearly Invisible on Facebook

Stealth Mode: Making Yourself Nearly Invisible on Facebook | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Q: Growing tired of the Facebook privacy scandals, I tried to leave the social network, but you need to be a member now to access a number of outside websites. How can I get around this?

 

A: Facebook, as you're well aware by this point, has a history of privacy scandals. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is constantly trying to push what privacy means in the 21st century — how transparent should we all be on the Internet? — but with each step, a significant number of users push back. Last week, Facebook announced on its Developers blog that it was making it possible for third-party applications to gain access to users' mobile phone numbers and addresses. By early Monday morning the Facebook team had dialed back the change until further notice...

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5 Ways to Control Your Facebook Privacy

5 Ways to Control Your Facebook Privacy | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Facebook privacy settings: what you need to know about privacy and sharing personal information with the new Facebook features and Facebook Subscribe button.

 

Facebook is trying to make privacy simpler. But as they add more features, privacy always seems to become more complicated.

 

With the addition of the Facebook Subscribe button, understanding how your Facebook privacy works is more important than ever.

 

The good news is that Facebook is making it simpler to find the settings for controlling your privacy.

 

The bad news is that there’s a lot of confusion around the Subscribe button and what it means for privacy. So let’s start by tackling the privacy issues around the new Subscribe button...

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Why I am not paranoid about privacy on Facebook and Google

Why I am not paranoid about privacy on Facebook and Google | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

I have frequently been informed of my naiveté on this matter but I am going to say this anyway: I think the whole privacy scare regarding companies like Facebook and Google is overblown and way out of proportion. I, for one, don’t care how much these companies know about me and how they use all that data.

 

At its f8 conference last week, Facebook unveiled the new Timeline feature, which takes all the information you have ever entered on the social networking website and puts it on a redesigned profile that is chronologically arranged by year and goes back to your birth. More controversially, it announced additions to Open Graph which will encourage you to share a lot more data on Facebook through third-party applications.

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Should I Keep My Personal and Professional Identities Completely Separate Online?

Should I Keep My Personal and Professional Identities Completely Separate Online? | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

One question that seems to me to be very important. What is the best way to do, here are some interesting ideas about it. [note mg]


Dear Lifehacker,
I'm a pretty savvy person when it comes to getting my work on the web where people can see, but all this talk about Facebook passwords and things has me re-thinking my personal/professional boundaries. Should I set up completely separate accounts for my personal life and my professional life, or is that kind of misleading? How can I juggle privacy and openness, especially if I want to make a name for myself and get hired?
Sincerely,
Camera Shy


Dear Camera Shy,
Well, there's no clear yes or no answer here, and what's best for you will really come down to how much you want a potential employer to be able to find out about you. Balance that with exactly how strong your desire for privacy is, and you'll know where you come down on this issue. There are some ramifications to going either way though, and a comfortable compromise in the middle may work best for you—let's dig into that a bit.


Read more: http://lifehacker.com/5898370/should-i-keep-my-personal-and-professional-identities-completely-separate-online

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John van den Brink's comment, April 3, 2012 1:53 PM
Thank you Martin!
Martin Gysler's comment, April 3, 2012 6:01 PM
It's my pleasure John and thank you too for the share!
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Stop the Social Puppetry for Klout and Other Influence Metrics!

Stop the Social Puppetry for Klout and Other Influence Metrics! | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

If you have been online Twitter or Facebook this week it would be hard to miss the chatter on Klout and their new algorithm. A new algorithm launched on October 26, 2011.


There were strong arguments for and against the change. Although Klout stated “a majority of users will see their scores stay the same or go up”, there seems to be more that dropped than not. Many saw a drop of of 15+ points. My personal score dropped 19 points. I am yet to receive an explanation or a response to my email from Klout as to the change and to several other very important questions I asked them.


As Danny Brown summarized in the article, “Is Klout Using Our Privacy to Violate our Privacy?” there are concerns that Klout is creating and publicly publishing profiles of minors set to private on Facebook for people who haven’t ever signed up for Klout...

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Amazing set of features launched by Facebook since Google + launch

Amazing set of features launched by Facebook since Google + launch | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

It’s just over 3 months since Google dropped the bombshell that it was launching their own social network and inevitably the attention immediately switched to Facebook to see what they would do in counter the launch. Facebook were initially quiet but they went in to their famous “Lockdown” phase and started rolling out a whole host of new features many of which were lightly “inspired” by Google +. If anything the launch by Google seems to have helped accelerate the development cycle at Facebook with the main beneficiaries being the end users who are getting an improved service. Whatever way you look at it and despite the fact that Facebook were working on some of this stuff before anyway you can’t but be impressed at the staggering response to the launch of Google + by Facebook…

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Why are we so willing to risk our own privacy online?

Why are we so willing to risk our own privacy online? | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
The notion of privacy both offline and online is currently in contention and is featuring heavily in the spotlight.

 

The concept of privacy is reaching a very fragile state. With every single status update that we share, we are foregoing a part of our privacy, readily handing over data to pretty much anyone that wants to access it. Yet it is something that we seem so willing to do. Privacy as a concept will only last as long as society functions in a way to protect it and that is rapidly eroding.


While we can access tools or processes that allow us to protect our own privacy, as a society we are increasingly ignoring these in favour of sharing pretty much everything...

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Are Facebook and LinkedIn Violating Your Privacy?

Are Facebook and LinkedIn Violating Your Privacy? | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Have you noticed the buzz about privacy this past week? I speak and blog about social media and privacy issues so I keep my ear to the ground. What surprises me lately is how often I see wall posts on Facebook about privacy violations. LinkedIn ended up in hot water with their members for the same sort of thing. Here’s what made people nervous this week and why.

 

Facebook loosens security settings
If you’re a Facebook user, chances are you saw this post pop up on the wall of someone you follow. Four people in my relatively tiny network posted this message:

 

FB has quietly changed something! Take a look at your URL address (the top box on your screen.) If you see “http” instead of “https” you DO NOT have a secure session & can be HACKED. Go to Account – Account Settings – Account Security – click edit. Check box (secure browsing), click Save. FB has automatically set it on the non-secure setting! Do your friends a huge favor, copy & re-post.. Mine was on the non-secure setting and had to change it...

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